September 30, 1928 ~ December 7, 2020

Born in: New Haven, CT
Resided in: Hamden, CT

George Francis Coutts, Jr. 92, passed away on December 7, 2020 at Midstate Medical Center. Born in New Haven on September 30, 1928 to the late George F. and Esther Andrews Coutts, Sr. A lifelong resident of Hamden, George worked at Winchester for over 40 years as a tool maker. He played catcher for the neighborhood softball team. He enjoyed spending time with his family, and especially loved watching his sons play hockey and football.
George was predeceased by his wife, Anne Vanacore Coutts. He will be lovingly remembered by his sons, George F. Coutts, III and his wife Barbara of Hamden and Michael Coutts of Byron, MI; grandchildren, Michelle Gauthier and her husband Michael and Jeffrey Coutts, and great-granddaughter Lily Gauthier. He was also predeceased by his sister, Barbara Staley.
Due to COVID-19, services will be held privately in the care of BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Avenue, Hamden.

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  1. So sorry for your loss. When I worked at Elim Park I reconnected with your mother and father, Your father was a wonderful person. I got to know a different person then the father of Georgie and Michael. He used to tell everyone at Elim Park I have known her since she was a little girl. Fond memories of Cumpstone Dr. They are partying in heaven.

  2. I was so, so sorry to hear this news. Georgie…thanks so much for your letter. We (my husband Terry, Beth, Chip and his wife Amy, Pete and his partner Amy) had actually come to CT on December 6th to place boxes of greens on our parents’ cemetery plot in Cheshire and the Staley and Coutts grandparents’ plots in Hamden. We all spoke fondly of your dad and all the wonderful memories we have of times with him, your mom and you and Michael and were wondering how you all were doing. Our prayers are with all of you at this time. He was such a wonderful man…well loved by so many. He will be missed by so many…but I know my mom will be so happy to have her brother with her in heaven! Love to you and all your family…

  3. I am so very sorry to hear of the death of Uncle George. He was such a kind and happy presence in my life, as a child, and as an adult. Christmas Eve with Auntie Anne, Uncle George, and so much family was always the highlight of my year. Their quiet smiles would light up the room. His time at Elim Park as a volunteer meant so much to him. He will be missed by so many. George and Michael, my sympathy and love to your entire family. He and your mom, my mom and dad, Nana and Grandpa are all together now, watching us all.

  4. George and Michael, I was so very sorry to hear about your Dad’s death. Uncle George was so much like Grandpa, sturdy, quiet, kind, a loving family man, and funny. He was such a source of strength when our Mom died. He will be missed by so many people. My favorite time of year was always Christmas with you all. All my love to you both and your family. Your Mom and Dad, my parents, and Nana and Grandpa have waited a long time to be together again.

  5. Georgie, Michael and family…I’m so very sorry to hear this sad news about uncle George. I remember him with a smile in my heart! I have so many memories of Christmas Eve spent with all of you guys and poor Uncle George would be trying to get the smoke to go up the chimney in my parents fireplace abs we’d all be wearing our winter coats because we had to keep the doors open!! Uncle George was a warm, genuine, sweet, loving, wonderful man! He was loved by many and will be missed by many. I’m sure Auntie Anne, my mom and dad, Nana and Pop pop met him with open arms… and they will all watch over all of us. ❤️ My prayers and love are with all of you!

  6. Georgie, Michael, and family… I was so sorry to hear the news of Uncle George‘s passing today. I always think of him with a Smile in my heart. He was such a kind, genuine, loving, wonderful man. I can remember many Christmas Eves when he would be laying on the floor in front of my parents fireplace trying to figure out why the smoke kept coming in the house LOL! All of us would be standing there and playing games in our winter coats because we had to have all the doors open! I’m so very sorry for your loss! What a wonderful long life he lived! I’m sure that Auntie Anne, my Mom and Dad, and Nana and Pop pop have welcomed him with open arms. And I know all of them are watching over all us!! My thoughts, prayers, and love are with all of you❤️

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